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VPI Dragon


Designed to bring out the absolute best in your vinyl collection, the Dragon will transport you to the studio where the music was recorded. Every single detail of this high-end turntable has been engineered with superior technologies and beautiful custom features to create an excellent sound stage, engaging dynamics and pure audio playback that draws you in with each listen.

Exceptionally Quiet Design
To capture even the most subtle nuances of the recording and ensure you hear every note, the Dragon's high-torque AC synchronous motor is housed in a mechanically separate enclosure. This, combined with integrated motor electronics and a unique triple-belt drive system, keeps motor vibrations from entering the audio signal, so all that you hear is the record.

  • Integrated motor-drive electronics, comprising two low-distortion oscillators and a class-AB electronics

  • Optimized drive system with mechanically isolated enclosure and triple-belt drive

  • High-torque AC synchronous motor

  • Stainless steel shaft spinning in an inverted phosphor bronze bushing

  • Precision-machined pulley and triple-belt drive system

  • Highly damped, vinyl-wrapped MDF and aluminum sandwich main chassis

  • Machined Delrin and aluminum feet with a vibration-damping polymer core

  • Platter machined from solid aluminum with an MDF damping layer rotates on an inverted bearing

VPI Prime Gimbal 10-3D
Bearing Type: Full Gimbal Bearing
Internal Wire: VPI Copper weave

Pivot to spindle: 258 mm
Effective length: 273.4 mm
Effective mass: 10.2g.
Overhang: 15.4 mm
Offset angle: 19.98 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.31%

Material: 3D Technology Consisting of but not limited to Epoxy resin and Delrin materials, copper, aluminum and steel 

Product Notes: Adjustable Counterweight, Azimuth side weights, VTA, and Limo Connection

Technical Specifications


Chassis Composition: Vinyl Wrapped MDF and Steel

Power requirements: 100-120 or 220-240VAC, 50-60Hz

Platter Type & Size: 12" Aluminum, 20lbs

Tonearm Included: JMW-10-3D Tonearm

Motor RPM: 300 RPM

Motor Pulley Accuracy: +/- .0005"

Wow and flutter: <0.1%

Speed Accuracy: .05%

Rumble: 80 db Down

Footprint: 7.9" (200mm) x 21.0" (533mm) x 15.9" (404mm)

Overall Size: 21 ⅜" x 15 ¾"

Total Weight: 58lbs

Available Upgrades:

  • ​Periphery Ring Clamp - Improves record warp reduction and the shelf life of your cartridge.

  • Reference Feet - Improves isolation and makes it even more quiet between the notes.

  • Fatboy Tonearm - Gimbal or Unpivot

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